10 Accessories That Will Up Your Outdoor Drinking Game
This story originally appeared on FoodandWine.com.
After a long winter of drinking mulled wine around a fireplace and generally avoiding the outdoors, ‘tis the season to take our cocktails outside. The sun is coming out, the temperature is rising and it’s finally time to make use of that outdoor space you’ve been fantasizing about since last summer. Whether you’re enjoying the bounties of suburban life in a grassy backyard, or shoulder-to-shoulder on a tiny New York City balcony, start planning your first spring party and get ready to drink outside. Need a little help prepping? We’ve got you covered with 10 cocktail party essentials for that outdoor fête.
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The free-flowing cocktail dispenser
Keep those cocktails flowing with a jar for your guests to use at their leisure.
Sur la Table Pineapple Beverage Jar ($60, surlatable.com)
The margarita glasses
The summertime glasses:
The beverage cooler:
The festive ice cubes:
It’s the little things that make a difference, and the one thing that’ll make all your guests smile? Whimsical, shaped ice cubes, of course.
SunnyLife Cactuc ice cube trays ($19, amazon.com)
The alcoholic snacks:
The wine coolers:
The cocktail kit:
The colorful trays:
Minimize your trips in and out of the kitchen by piling a colorful tray high with drinks and other goodies.
Alexandra von Furstenberg Acrylic tray ($155 each, ahalife.com)
Ok, ok, it’s a splurge—to be sure—but it’s time to get that bar truly set up for the season.
Serena & Lily Riviera bar ($798, serenaandlily.com)